Kaitlyn Stewart was Canada’s first winner of the prestigious Diageo World Class Global Bartending Competition in 2017. She is a regular on the cocktail competition circuit and has impressive first-place finishes in the Smirnoff Caesar Challenge and the second annual Canadian Whisky Competition. Stewart also took the top West Coast placement in the Speed Rack Canada Female Bartending Competition.
Bad Birdy is a mixology star known for creating captivating and intimate experiences for her fans. She has gained global recognition as the Global Creative Bar Director for Alliance Brands LTD and her flagship store at The House of Machines in L.A. Bad Birdy has been featured as our Signature Collaboration partner back in 2018, and her impressive skills have made her a renowned presence in the hospitality industry.
Sarai Spear, also known as The Platinum Giraffe, is a talented hair artist whose work has been featured in top publications such as Buzzfeed, Cosmo, and The Today Show. She is also an educator for Trionics, an Olaplex Advocate, a Kenra partner, a Hanzo Educator, and a Cosmopro. Sarai is the creator of "Ghosted Hair" and strives to motivate and inspire others through her innovative approach to hair artistry.
Mike Sonier is a Vancouver-based freestyle chef recognized for his farm-to-table concept with minimized wastage, humanely raised or wild animals, and locally sourced ingredients. He is the owner of Ethical Table and known for promoting farm-to-table concepts to industry partners. Sonier also works with clients on all aspects of their business, from launching a new restaurant or improving existing operations and menus.
Peyton Leigh is a highly skilled hairstylist based in Vancouver, BC. Her specialties include colour correction, balayage, tape extensions, blonde, and brunette. She works out of Style Lab Headquarters on Cambie St. and is located near our Granville Island shop.
Saeed “Hawk” House is a Los Angeles-based bartender known as Cocktails By Hawk. He has curated new cocktail menus for multiple restaurants in the LA area. His aim is to use his voice to tell stories, whether in educating and creating unique and replicable cocktails for his audience to enjoy at home, or influencing industry professionals to develop cocktails for their menus using their spirits.
Eva Huber is a tattoo artist known for her playfully illustrative style with a neo-traditional influence. She has collaborated with Ink Master, Sperry Shoes, Megan Massacre, and Inked Magazine. Huber has been featured in publications such as The Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and Tattoo Magazine. Apart from tattooing, she dabbles in different mediums such as watercolor painting, photography and apparel design
Bob Peters is an acclaimed mixologist recognized for his creative palate and entertaining skills. He has won numerous awards and featured in both local and international culinary publications. Peters has been a featured mixologist at the prestigious Cayman Cookout food festival hosted by Eric Ripert, Jose Andres, and the late Anthony Bourdain. He has also launched his own consulting firm offering cocktail menu development and staff training.
Philip Wolff is a master hair cutter known for his unique style. He has won awards and worked with celebrity clients, in addition to partnering with top hair brands. He owns a private studio in Beverly Hills and travels worldwide to train other stylists. Wolff Shear, his personal line of cutting scissors, was designed in collaboration with a Japanese Master Samurai Swordsman.
Michael Varga is a self-taught chef who takes inspiration from his Hungarian father and Egyptian mother. He is also a seasoned Vancouver firefighter. Varga earned the title of Chopped Canada Champion on the reality television show “Chopped Canada” and competed as a finalist in MasterChef Canada. He received high praise from Iron Chef Susur Lee, who commended Varga's fusion style.
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